Calif., May 16, 2001 - Pioneer Corporation, the global market leader
in DJ technology, is set to revolutionize both the art and technique
of mixing with the introduction of the CDJ-1000 'DIGITAL VINYL
TURNTABLE' (D.V.T.) .
Based on their
industry standard CDJ footprint, which originally blazed the trail
from vinyl into CD, the futuristically designed CDJ-1000 'DIGITAL
VINYL TURNTABLE' (D.V.T.) takes a quantum leap into the unknown, as a
precursor to an entire mode of DJ'ing - propelling the existing
skills and artistry of the DJ into an uncharted new dimension.
The CDJ-1000 'is a
feature-packed, genuine hybrid instrument with its design rooted in
digital technology but also enabling faithful and accurate emulation
of vinyl DJ'ing.
'DIGITAL VINYL TURNTABLE' (D.V.T.) can switch instantly between CDJ
mode and the New Pioneer Vinyl-mode (patent applied).
technology is implemented by the 206mm touch sensitive Jog Dial which
dominates the face of the product.
competition this patent applied for technology enables live and
genuine-sounding vinyl-style mixing, back-spinning and scratching, as
well as accurate cueing using conventional techniques ... but all
digitally enhanced to provide greater dynamics and articulation than
traditional analogue devices. Do not mistaken this with the toy
scratch players that are available as this unit succesfully
duplicates all the dynamics and nuances of a vinyl turntable.
functions that have been transcribed include the WAVE Display (patent
applied). A graphical mapping of the landscape of each track is
represented in the display panel, denoting the peaks and lows of the
sound, to guarantee accurate cueing.
feature is another Pioneer first, allowing the DJ to program cue and
loop points selected from the tracks on a CD, then store them before
playing out live. These can be stored in the internal memory system
or on MultimediaCards (MMCs) of varying storage capacities (ONE
MILLION CUE cue / loop points and wave data can be stored on a 16mb
Multi Media Card (100 cue/loop points per CD up to 10,000 discs -
plus all the WAVE data)!!
Time Seamless Loop function lets the DJ adjust the In (NEW) and Out
points of a stored loop - adding professionalism via accuracy to the
highlights are the three Hot Cue buttons that can be used to memorize
cue points on different CD tracks and then instantly recall them at
any time during a mix. This function can also be used like a sampler.
Instant Reverse is also included on the CDJ-1000 and is activated by
the flick of a switch with no loss of tempo or pitch.
invites the DJ into the unknown with a fusion of both Vinyl and CD
format features to create a truly unique digital product that will
define a new chapter in the world of the Pro DJ. But be warned...the
CDJ-1000 'DIGITAL VINYL TURNTABLE' (D.V.T.) may have more creative
power than you can handle.
The CDJ-1000 will
be available in the stores early July 2001 with a minimum advertised
street price of $1,150. World Demand has already exceeded production
so place your orders now with a dealer near you to be sure you get
yours before they are out of stock!!
Pioneer New Media Technologies